August 2010

30 articles in August 2010

Gmail's touting a new feature called Priority Inbox. You can see their (kind of funny) video about the product here: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nt3gE9dGHQ?wmode=transparent] I understand where they're coming from, but this is still the wrong solution to the problem. Allow me to pull out a little GTD here … The problem …

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I'm really looking forward to our books panel this Wednesday. Some familiar names from Tacoma (Tom Llewellyn of Beautiful Angle and local author, sweet pea of Kings Books, and Neel Parikh of the Pierce County Library system) will join the publisher of the Mountaineers Kate Rogers and Sheryn Hana of …

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I ran into this quote on Andrew Sullivan's blog and was really struck by it. It's an excerpt from an interview with Matt Novak, who posts images of what people used to think the future would look like. Nostalgia as a symptom of fear is far too broad of an …

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via failblog.org I appreciate warning signs that actually get your attention. If this sign just said “Danger: Do Not Enter” that’s not very specific. Why is it dangerous? I’ll quote one of E.B. White’s rules of style: “Be clear.” “Muddiness is not merely a disturber of prose, it is also …

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Inception The best critique of Inception is that it's too clinical. That it's such a puzzle that you can't get into it much. But so what? It's essence is that of a heist movie. And it's a fabulous height movie. Inventive, interesting, great effects, incredibly complex, but still follow-able. Really …

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